Updated: Jun 1
Which tool is used for blogging?
Hi, Simon Zaku here, and today and I want to show you the social media and blogging tools that I use to run this very blog, website, and all my client's social media accounts in 2023 today.
People often ask me what I use or recommend in business.
The following curative list contains social media and blogging tools I use, resources I trust, and recommendations for entrepreneurs, marketers, startups, and agencies.
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Social Media & Blogging Tools I Use FOR this Blog, My Social Media & Clients Accounts - These are Tools I Highly Recommend
Buffer is a social media management tool that lets users schedule, create, design, and plan social media content seamlessly. Even with just the mobile application.
I've been using a buffer since day one and I still use it today. It's my easy go-to social media management tool for most of my social media automation tasks. Especially LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
And now, I use it for my Pinterest scheduling as well.
I love how simple Buffer is. If you hate sophisticated analytics but love something simple but cool dashboards then the buffer is the right one for you.
I pay $15 monthly for Buffer. Worth it for me.
You can use Buffer’s free plan (which is okay) but you can upgrade to a paid plan if you need more features like the number of accounts you can follow/unfollow etc.
Pinterest is one of the easiest ways to generate good traffic from social platforms. It requires consistent quality content. And that's why I use Tailwind.
Tailwind is also a service that allows users to schedule, curate and manage Pinterest pins with ease. It is a Pinterest scheduling and management application that's the best in the game.
It's what I use presently.
Hostgator is a web hosting company that let internet users create, design and manage websites.
You can install WordPress or Wix in your Hostgator account easily in just a few steps. For me, it is one of the best hosting companies in the world. I've used Hostgator for more than 6 years now without any serious or unresolved issues.
Why do I love Hostgator even more?
It's excellent customer support service - very quick and provides 24-hour live chat support.
I've powered dozens of websites and domains on Hostgator over the years and highly recommend it.
SmarterQueue is a social media management and automation tool.
Most bloggers use these tools to load “share queues” with their blog content (and other people’s content) and to pre-schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
What I love about SmarterQueue is its evergreen automation feature.
You get to schedule your blog posts once and SmarterQueue will continually repost them on your social media channels without you having to do it.
Pretty cool and recommended!
Just like Hostgator, Bluehost does the same work even more efficiently (though more expensive).
Bluehost is one of the most powerful hosting platform people use to build websites. (millions).
Thus if you are looking to host your blog or website, Bluehost is one of the best choices.
Crowdfire is a social media app that takes care of everything social. It doesn't only help you manage and grow your social media following but also recommends targeted content for you.
When you sign up for Crowdfire, you get to select your category/niche, this way, you'll only see content that matches your niche.
Crowdfire is also free but also has other paid plans.
You can stick with the free plan except you want to do more like schedule more posts daily, add more social media accounts, and many more.
Highly recommended app for bloggers, bloggers, and business owners.
Canva is undoubtedly the best social media graphics tool for me. I've been using this tool for more than 5 years now and I love it.
Canva is easy and I design all of the graphics you see on this blog using Canva (in minutes).
It is super easy to use and comes with a lot of free graphics templates to use. So you can easily go through and work with anyone you like.
There are templates for blogs, social profiles, flyers, etc.
All my social media & blog graphics are designed by me in canva.
AgoraPulse covers everything you could need for social media marketing, monitoring, and management. Focusing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram currently.
I love everything about agora pulse except for the fact that I feel it's a little bit clustered. I mean too many things on one dashboard.
This is from my point of view as a lot of people prefer tools that provide sophisticated analytics, features, and more.
I prefer tools that are as simple as possible.
Thus if you want to manage your social media accounts with every feature possible on one dashboard then agora pulse is for you.
As mentioned previously, AgoraPulse is affordable for small businesses. It costs as little as $19 a month for a small business that wants to manage one Facebook Page and Twitter account.
This pricing can change depending on the AgoraPulse plan you choose. AgoraPulse has a free trial option so individuals can try out this system before purchasing a plan. The trial lasts 15 days and allows you to try all the features so individuals get a true feel.
Tidly helps drive targeted traffic to your website every time you share something online.
It's like getting some credit for sharing or tweeting someone's content.
With Tiddly Link you can add your own branded call-to-action to just about any piece of content that exists online.
10. Quuu Promote
Quuu is a content-curation social platform that focuses on saving time by hand-curating content in over 500 interest categories.
On the other hand, Quuu Promote is a premium content marketing platform that allows users to boost their links, articles, or posts.
With this social media content curation tool, I've been able to generate 1000s of traffic from social media. And I mostly use this for my clients as well.
And at the same time, get good content to share with your audience.
Seriously, I don't know where I'll be in my business without Evernote. I use it for everything. I use Evernote for my notes and I take it with me anywhere.
I use Evernote when I write blog posts, email content, webinar notes, client takeaways, and many more.
One thing I love about Evernote is that it is accessible on all devices. Thus after creating your free account, you can access your notes on any device at any time.
This is probably one of the most underrated tools that I use for my blogs, clients, and businesses.
It (IFTTT) is a free tool to get all your apps and devices to talk to each other. IFTTT connects different applications, tools, and software to work seamlessly in unique ways.
Wix is probably the easiest website management platform as it has a sleek interface that allows users to navigate, edit and manage their wites either on Desktop or mobile.
This very website and blog is currently running on Wix and I love it.
Wix is very easy to use and user-friendly. This is the best platform to use especially if you are just starting online as a beginner.
That's the end of my list.
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Which of these social media or blogging tools have you tried?
Which of these will you be trying?
Let me know your own tools recommendation in the comments section below :)
See you in the group, my friend.
CEO, Simonwrites Agency.